Wigt International

Since 1972, Wigt International is one of Europe’s leading agencies for various music styles, dance, theatre and other live entertainment. Wigt International operates as a live event booking, promotion and touring agency in more than 30 countries, in cooperation with hundreds local partners in Europe and beyond. The company has its headquarters in the Netherlands with branches in the United Kingdom, Germany and Turkey.

More than 40 years of experience…

It all began with the jazz, when founder and pioneer Wim Wigt brought the biggest names from the American jazz scene for extensive tours and events to Europe and even to Japan, Korea, Africa and Australia. Wim Wigt was responsible for countless tours with, among others, Art Blakey, Chet Baker, Stan Getz, Lionel Hampton, Freddy Hubbard, Dizzy Gillespie, Pharaoh Sanders and on occasion with B.B. King, Dionne Warwick, George Benson, Buddy Guy, Chuck Berry and Nina Simone. They gave Wigt International the experience, network and international recognition for delivering quality entertainment.

“Our company’s goal is to bring and promote talent and quality live entertainment of the highest level to as many locations, countries as possible in the world”.

Wim Wigt (founder and director of Wigt International)

Throughout the years quality always remained priority when the company broadened its offer to different music styles and dance and theatre productions. Part of the activities became the management of artists as Wigt International supports various artists in their career planning and development.

Wigt International today

Nowadays Wigt International is (co-)organising 800+ events a year with a wide variety of theatrical, dance and circus shows, but also jazz, blues, popular and gospel music. Examples of shows are Mother Africa, Pasión de Buena Vista, Chippendales, Magic of the Dance, Chinese National Circus, Sweet Soul Music Revue, ABBA Gold and The Cavern Beatles. Examples of the current music acts are Bill Wyman´s Rhythm Kings, The Big Chris Barber Band, Dionne Warwick, Melanie and Lúnasa.

Other activities

Almost from the beginning, the company got involved with producing and selling own recordings all over the world, by starting subsidiaries Timeless Records (famous for the jazz records with Chet Baker, Art Blakey, Dizzy Gillespie a.o.) and Limetree Records (known for highlight records with Bill Evans and Toots Thielemans).